New Apple Screens In Oct? Or a very nice alternative

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  1. Fishy1500 macrumors newbie

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  2. encephalon macrumors member

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    The Sony's maximum resolution seems kind of low (1280 x 768). The 17in iMac screen is 1440 x 900. I've never been a fan of monitors with attached speakers. They always seem so cheap. The Component video input is a nice addition though.
     
  3. Tiauguinho macrumors 6502a

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    I think that the best LCD that you can choose now is the Formac Studio 20.1''.

    Go and check it out at: www.formac.com

    Apple better release some new LCD's that can be better then this one...
     
  4. big macrumors 65816

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    hmmm, don't likethe built in speakers.....nope, not at all...and the screen res will have to get better
     
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    That sony doesn't seem to have DVI or am i missing something? it if doesn't have DVI, its not worth 1000 bucks.
     
  7. Spock macrumors 68000

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    Instead of a new Screen from Apple I would like to see the 23in get a lower price or a res. boost.
     
  8. Tiauguinho macrumors 6502a

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    At the price of one 23 inch Cinema Display, you could buy 2 of these baby's... http://www.formac.com/p_bin/?cid=solutions_displays_gallery2010...

    Does anyone have one of these already? if yes, how is it?
     
  9. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Those formac monitors are sweet and that's not a bad price. I'd take a pair of those over a 23 any day. And I might when I get my new machine next year, they'll probably be under 1400 by then.

    Formac gallery 2010 supports a true resolution of 1,600 by 1,200, which is comparable to the virtual workspace of a 23” CRT. It is available with an ADC or DVI interface.

    that is worth it, true 1600x1200 (x2) Whoo Hoo! I'm sold.....maybe if I get that new Radion 9000 for my G4 450, I'll get 1 of these now to replace my 21" Apple CRT....

    D :D
     
  10. MacCoaster macrumors 6502a

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    • Contrast Ratio: 500:1 (Max.)
    • Viewing Angle: Horizontal: 150 °, Vertical: 120 °.
    Holy crap! 500:1. That's goddamn good for a LCD. The current Apples are either at the ****ty 300:1 or 350:1. Crank them up!
     
  11. BongHits macrumors regular

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    since you obviously have gobs of spare cash laying around, tack another monitor on to your order for me, ill pay u back in chronic :D
     
  12. D*I*S_Frontman macrumors 6502

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    Just what kind of work requires 2 Formac 2010's? That would be a friggin' WALL of LCD feedback!

    I suppose digital video editors could use the space, as well as audio engineers working with tons of tracks and plug-ins. But SHEESH!! That's a LOT of real estate! For HD editing an ideal set-up might be one Apple 23" and one of these Formacs--the Formac for editing and the 23" for full-screen proper aspect ratio playback. WHOA...!
     
  13. phil c macrumors newbie

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    lots off apps work better with 2 screens as your workspace - speaking from expereince this includes photoshop and any 3d program like lightwave for instance which is window hell!
     
  14. P-Worm macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, LightWave sucks with fitting itself inside the screen, but what can you do?

    By the way, did you try out Wings 3D? I know I've been pushing this program really hard on these boards, but I believe so strongly in it!

    P-Worm
     
  15. phil c macrumors newbie

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    buy another screen apparently - where can i look at wings them?
     
  16. TyleRomeo macrumors 6502a

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    i have ordered the formac gallery 2010

    it should be here by early next week. so i'll give you guys the scoop on it

    tyler
     
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    Is it the sticky chronic with purple hairs? If so, that could be a good deal.
     
  18. P-Worm macrumors 68020

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    I put Wings as one of the software threads on this site. You can get it here at www.wings3d.com
    Note that you MUST have jaguar to run this.

    P-Worm
     
  19. F/reW/re macrumors 6502

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    What about this Totoku LCD monitor.
    [​IMG]

    9.2 megapixel 22.2 inch color LCD for print graphics and publishing

    * 3840x2400 pixels, 22.2 inch diagonal

    * 204 pixels per inch

    * Native gamma 1.8

    * 5000 Kelvin backlights

    * 24 bit color

    * 16:10 Aspect Ratio

    * 235 cd/m2 typical white luminance

    * .6 typical black luminance

    * 400:1 typical contrast ratio

    * 170 viewing angle.

    * 50 ms pixel response time

    * Video interface: DVI 1 Channel with one cable; DVI 2 Channels with one cable; DVI 4 Channels with two cables.

    * Power consumption: 135 watts typical, 150 watts max

    * 25 lbs (11.4 kg) with stand, 20 lbs (8.82 kg) without
     
  20. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Holy jesus! I want, I want, I want! ...but sadly...I can't have :( :p
     
  21. D*I*S_Frontman macrumors 6502

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    The Totoku-made IBM LCD monitor in the above posts has a list price of $9,000 US. For that price you could buy TWO big Formac 2010s AND an Apple 23"--and still have enough left over for a brand new Dual 867mhz tower and the extra video support for the monitors. Heck, if you go with just one Formac 2010 and one Cinema HD 23", you could almost get a 1.25 dualie AND FCP3 (academic) for $9,000.

    And 3840 x 2400? Wouldn't that render you hopelessly eyestrained after a while? What is that equivalent to in per inch pixel density? It might be useful in slick presentations in boardrooms or used occasionally by CAD engineers to delve into the guts of a drawing, but for the average 8-10 hrs/day graphic designer or video editor it would be eyewateringly painful to use unless you dumb it down to a lower resolution--then what's the point of owning one?

    Still, progress is always good, and anything that lights a fire under the folks in Cupertino is great by me.
     
  22. rice_web macrumors 6502a

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    One of the things that's great about so many pixels, as is the case with the Totoku display, is that you can halve that amount, and have a BEAUTIFUL display. The Totoku display could show 1920 x 1200 wonderfully, and the Formac display could run 800 x 600 (a display rarely used these days) perfectly.

    If only this pixel doubling was done at the software level instead of at the hardware level... the quality would be astounding.
     

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